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10 News Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL VOWS TO DESTROY HAMAS TUNNELS Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more […]

Adidas Issues Profit Warning on Russia Risks

BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine. Russia’s economy and currency have weakened this year due to uncertainty over the potential damage from Western sanctions. The U.S. and European Union this week […]

Ailing Portuguese Bank’s Shares Sink after Losses

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Shares in troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo have plunged by more than 50 percent in volatile early trading on the Lisbon stock exchange a day after it reported a record half-year loss of 3.58 billion euros ($4.8 billion). The bank’s share price, which four months ago was around 1.3 euros, […]

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10 News Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL VOWS TO DESTROY HAMAS TUNNELS Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more […]

Los Angeles Pipe Rupture: A Look at The Numbers

A torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday’s rupture: — Some 20 million gallons had spilled from the pipe before the flow was stopped late Wednesday night. […]

Saint’s Remains Return to Hawaii Permanently

HONOLULU — The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony and Mass. She was 80 when died of natural causes in 1918 at […]

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10 News Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL VOWS TO DESTROY HAMAS TUNNELS Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more […]

Eurozone Inflation Drops Further to 0.4 Percent

BRUSSELS  — Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier. The preliminary figures published Thursday by the European Union’s statistical agency are likely to add pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to raise inflation and […]

Sony Surprises With First Quarter Profit

TOKYO  — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker. Sony’s April-June profit soared to 26.8 billion yen ($261 million) from 3.1 billion yen a […]

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10 News Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL VOWS TO DESTROY HAMAS TUNNELS Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more […]

Ceremony to Mark Return of Saint to Hawaii

HONOLULU — Remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony. She died of natural causes in 1918 at Kalaupapa peninsula, where the Hawaiian kingdom […]

Saint’s Remains Return to Hawaii Permanently

HONOLULU — The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony and Mass. She was 80 when died of natural causes in 1918 at […]

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10 News Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL VOWS TO DESTROY HAMAS TUNNELS Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more […]

Study Blames Lost Calves on Panthers

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida’s frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state’s vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers see them as prey. Human development won the battle, driving the large, tawny, cats to […]

Study Finds Panthers Kill Livestock

IMMOKALEE, Fla.  — Since Florida’s frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state’s vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers see them as prey. Human development won the battle, driving the large, tawny, cats to the […]

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10 News Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL VOWS TO DESTROY HAMAS TUNNELS Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled “with or without a cease-fire.” His statement follows new call-up orders for 16,000 more […]

Adidas Issues Profit Warning on Russia Risks

BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine. Russia’s economy and currency have weakened this year due to uncertainty over the potential damage from Western sanctions. The U.S. and European Union this week […]

World Cup adds Froth To German Beer Sales

BERLIN  — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year’s first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country’s run to the soccer World Cup title. The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday that German-based breweries sold 4.79 billion liters (1.27 billion gallons) of beer in the January-June period. That was mainly the […]

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Century-Old Pipe Break Points to National Problem

| July 31, 2014 |

LOS ANGELES — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago. The flooding sent more than […]

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Firefighters keep Yosemite Blaze Far from Sequoias

| July 31, 2014 |

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.  — A wildfire in Yosemite National Park made a new run that firefighters quickly stopped, and containment lines have kept it from threatening some treasured trees that are among the largest and oldest living things on earth. The blaze made a run of about a half-mile in the Crane Creek area […]

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Immigration Courts Speed up Children’s Cases

| July 31, 2014 |

LOS ANGELES  — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. There are 375,000 cases before the immigration courts and […]

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Key Prosecution Witness Heard in ex-Va. Gov Trial

| July 31, 2014 |

RICHMOND, Va.  — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who’d soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet. They were close in age, and both had big families. […]

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Michelle Obama says The ‘Blood of Africa’ Runs through Her Veins

| July 31, 2014 |

WASHINGTON  – First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.  Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his […]

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